Posts tagged as: Bing

Siri Switches Moves from Bing to Google

Apple has changed its Siri voice assistant to use Google for web searches instead of Microsoft’s Bing. The change affects direct requests to search the web, as well as default results when Siri cannot return a more specific, intelligent answer or action. Apple says the switch is intended to make web search more consistent, as […]

Bing Search for Android Can Now Search Through Other Apps

Microsoft today updated its Bing Search app for Android devices and gave it the ability to perform searches from within other applications. The feature, called Bing snapshots, scouts things mentioned on any given page and provides relevant information about them in snapshots. Users need only long-press the home button when surfing the web or browsing […]

Uber Buys Some of Microsoft’s Mapping Assets

Uber has agreed to acquire about 100 engineers and other assets from Microsoft’s Bing product. Specifically, Uber will take possession of Bing’s “product image collection activities.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the companies did say that Microsoft will hand over some employees and technology. Uber, the ride-finding service, has been looking for […]

Twitter Adds Bing Translation Tool to Mobile Apps

Twitter has added a feature to its Android and iOS mobile apps, as well as Twitter.com and TweetDeck, that will let users translate foreign-language tweets. Microsoft’s Bing Translator is providing the machine-based translations. In order to see translated Tweets, users need to turn the feature on in their online account settings. Once enabled, a globe […]

Microsoft Gives Cortana More Bing

Microsoft said it has added several features to Cortana, the voice-activated assistant built into Windows Phone 8.1. One of the new capabilities is called Daily Glance Evening Edition. At the end of each day, Cortana will show users the travel time to home and upcoming items on their calendar. Cortana will also begin to offer […]

Getty v. Microsoft Lawsuit to Test What Is Fair Use

Getty Images has sued Microsoft this week in New York federal court Thursday alleging Microsoft’s new photo publishing tool is a “massive” copyright infringement. The dispute is over a Microsoft widget that allows website owners to publish a panel on their sites displaying photo search results from Bing. Getty claims the widget violates copyright law […]

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 With Bing

Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc revealed a new low-cost version of Windows 8.1 that will be preloaded on devices and systems from the company’s hardware partners. The build is called “Windows 8.1 with Bing,” and ultimately should mean more options for the consumer, and lower device prices. “Windows 8.1 with Bing provides all the same great experiences […]

Bing Apps Come to Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has announced the availability of its Bing applications on the Windows Phone 8 platform. The apps include Bing News, Weather, Sports, and Finance. Each offers content culled from leading sources to deliver a wide range of information covering that particular subject. For example, Bing News lets users keep tabs on the latest headlines and […]

Microsoft Updates Bing Search on Windows Phone

Microsoft today announced changes to its Bing search application for Windows Phone 8 devices. The refreshed app gets a new user interface as well as new features. The new results page slims down from four categories to just three (web, images, video), which are accessed by swiping from side to side. Microsoft has reworked the […]

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Says Apple Relationship Has Improved

According to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, the relationship between his company and Apple — once notoriously frosty after Google retooled Android to be more like iOS following the debut of the iPhone — has warmed up somewhat over the past year, with the two rivals conducting “lots and lots” of meetings alongside other partners “on […]

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